Boston, MA. Fenway Park
This was the one we had all been waiting for!! A sell-out show at the oldest and arguably most famous baseball ground in the world! Everyone was pumped for this concert…
A few of our crew went down a day early to get bearings and to figure out where we would all need to be on the big day! The ground is huge and it became clear there would be plenty of logistical problems to solve between us!! After a few hours exploring the ball park we all felt more confident about the imminent gig.
The day itself was incredible! The band were on form during sound check with all those Traffic, Spencer Davis Group and Blind Faith classics doing the wonderful venue great justice. The sense of anticipation before the show was really special.
Just before the doors opened we were given a tour of Fenway Park’s famous scoreboard and allowed to sign the walls alongside a host of baseball legends! I also spotted one of Tom Petty’s song lyrics which had found it’s way onto the walls of this prestigious room…. The hairs on the back of our necks were beginning to stand up!
As I climbed into the car to accompany the band to the stage along with a police escort (a first for me in my touring experience!), I took a moment to savour this memorable day for all it’s historical significance. None of us will forget the Fenway Park show of the Tom Petty and Steve Winwood tour, 2014!!